Simulated Info-types in Time Management:
For reporting purposes, you want to have time evaluation results together with
information from Time Management info-types presented in an easy-to-use form.
Time Management Reporting Without Simulated Info-types
The time management data is stored in the various info-types and in cluster B2 (time
Standard reports enable you to report on individual data sources. For example, you
can report on info-type data (report RPTABS20) or cluster data (report RPTBAL00).
However, they do not enable you to report on info-type data and cluster data.
Therefore, standard reports can restrict you because they only enable you to report on
some of the data relevant to your business.
Simulated info-types facilitate reporting on a new business level. The info-type concept
is used to retrieve data in a user-friendly manner from a variety of data sources
(info-type data, time evaluation results, data from the personal work schedule). For
example, they enable info-type structures to be used to read and report on cluster data
(cluster tables ZES, ZL with ALP and C1).
Therefore, the info-types are simulated because info-type data is not stored in an
info-type database table, as is usually the case. Instead, it is retrieved from a variety of
database tables at runtime by a function module in Time Management.
Just like other info-types, simulated info-types are available in logical database PNPCE.
This means that they can be used like other info-types for customer ABAP programs
and reporting with SAP Query.
This document was generated from the following discussion: Purpose of Simulated Time Infotypes